Sergio Ramos has called Luis Rubiales’ behaviour ‘unacceptable’ over his decision to kiss Jenni Hermoso without her consent during Spain’s World Cup final celebrations.
Hermoso has now filed an official complaint with Spanish authorities this week, which means Rubiales could face criminal charges.
Rubiales, who is currently suspended from his role as president of the Spanish Football Federation by FIFA, has denied wrongdoing and described the incident as a ‘affectionate mutual gesture’.
Speaking at his first press conference after returning to Sevilla, Ramos slammed Rubiales, who he knows from his time as captain of Spain’s national team.
‘I think his behaviour was unacceptable and, as president of the Federation and one of the representatives of Spanish football, I think he has made a mistake,’ Ramos said.
Ramos was also keen to congratulate the Spanish players, who won the Women’s World Cup for the first time in their history.
‘Instead of everyone talking about the Rubiales issue, appearing on the pages of newspapers worldwide, we should once again congratulate the women’s team because the players have been proclaimed world champions,’ said Ramos.
‘It’s what everyone should talk about, talking about the fact that they have been champions.
‘My most sincere congratulations, again, and I hope that Spanish football has the representatives it really deserves.’
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